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This box-office winner of 411 B.C.E. a hit in 2020: Lysistrata review

This box-office winner of 411 B.C.E. a hit in 2020: Lysistrata review

Lysistrata delights sold-out and socially distanced audience
The old-fashioned root cellar: time to bring it back on Bowen

The old-fashioned root cellar: time to bring it back on Bowen

Marion Moore’s Bowen memories stretch back to the 1920s. She grew up on Collins Farm, which was then 160 acres and produced enough food and dairy for her father to sell to summertime residents and to keep their large family fed throughout the winter.
Here are some of the benefits of and obstacles to farming on Bowen Island

Here are some of the benefits of and obstacles to farming on Bowen Island

Farming is more than an occupation; it’s a relationship with the land, an ongoing honing of knowledge, and often a calling. Unfortunately, here and many other places, it is not a living. This has huge implications for food security on Bowen Island.
Forgoing pesticides for soil health on Bowen

Forgoing pesticides for soil health on Bowen

For the past several months, a subcommittee of the Bowen Island FoodResilience Society (BIFS) has been meeting to discuss the possibility of a ban on the use of pesticides and herbicides for cosmetic purposes on Bowen Island.
What's the Agricultural Land Reserve and why should we care?

What's the Agricultural Land Reserve and why should we care?

Founded in the 1970s, the ALR was to preserve land for agricultural purposes, did it work?
Migrant labour: systemic racism on Canadian farms

Migrant labour: systemic racism on Canadian farms

Canadians have been witnessing, talking about, and maybe even participating in the demonstrations about race and inequality that have been rocking the globe.
Ruddy has sold

Ruddy has sold

Dear Editor: It was with mixed emotions that I announced to staff last week that the Ruddy Potato has entered into an agreement of purchase to sell all of its assets and undertakings to Summer Equinox Fine Foods Inc.

I wish they had rioted then

'This would have made the difference for my maternal family and 100,000 Dutch Jews,' writes Anton van Walraven
PREST: I will never forget what Dr. Bonnie Henry has done for B.C.

PREST: I will never forget what Dr. Bonnie Henry has done for B.C.

It was about a month ago that it fully hit me just how important Dr. Bonnie Henry has been to our province during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When cleaning, keep the long-term toxic effects of many disinfecting products in mind: BIFS

When cleaning, keep the long-term toxic effects of many disinfecting products in mind: BIFS

We’ve been trapped in our homes with the threat of a devastating virus hanging over our heads. We’re all washing our hands more, cleaning doorknobs, food packaging and anything else that might have come in contact with COVID-19.